House of Blues and Jazz, Shanghai
Tel: 86 21 6323 2779
Concierge.com's insider take:
Relocated in June 2008 across town to a renovated mansion in the neoclassical backstreets behind the Bund, this is Shanghai's coolest late-night live-music house. A tribute to the city's popular 1930s jazz parlors, this intimate bar, restaurant, and club is dressed in hardwoods and Deco-chic furnishings, designed with a reverent regard for history. A beautiful long wooden bar serves up dirty martinis and kicking cocktails, while an international house band, which rotates on a three-monthly basis, cooks up a wicked menu of rock-and-soul-infused jazz and blues to a mixed local and visitor crowd. Table reservations required.
Open daily 7 pm to 1 am.